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July-September 2015 - The Thresholds of Life: Navigating Transitions


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21.6.cover.smallPathway to Success: Managing the Preschool to Elementary School Transition
by Jean Moores-Chadwick and Jenny Galloway
Transitioning to elementary or primary school from preschool involves working in partnership and developing positive relationships between and among a range of stakeholders, including children, parents and caregivers, early childhood services, school staff and the wider community.
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VoltaVoices MayJune2014Middle School 101: Helping Your Child Make a Smooth Transition
by Krystyann Krywko, Ed.D.
Middle school arrives at a time when your child is going through rapid physical, social, emotional and cognitive changes. Read about the three areas where students need extra support to help them transition successfully to middle school: social, academic and organizational.
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VV.21.5.smallVocabulary Learning: A Lifelong Adventure
by Melissa McDonald, M.Ed., LSLS Cert. AVT
Vocabulary is one of the most important indicators of students' success in school. Read about tips and strategies to use everyday to introduce and work on new vocabulary.

VV.21.5.smallSpeech Audiometry Testing: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
by Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A, FAAA, LSLS Cert. AVT
In the last issue, we looked at the audiogram, the hearing testing process, and types and degrees of hearing loss. In this issue, we take a look at additional testing in the category of speech audiometry.
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button.voices from ag bellVoices from AG Bell: A Grand Anniversary Celebration
by Meredith Sugar, AG Bell President
Read about how Alexander Graham Bell used his family experience, and funds from inventing the telephone to pursue his goal to help children hear and talk, and to help them be a part of mainstream society.

button.hear our voicesHear Our Voices: The Parable of the Flood
by Nick Stone
Nick Stone uses the parable of the flood to reflect on how his ability to self-advocate is reflected in his decisions of community, technology and education, and those decisions helped him reach his potential. 

button.focus on chaptersFocus on Chapters: New Jersey
by Sue Schmidberger
Read about a program that collaborates with AG Bell New Jersey from the New Jersey president whose daughter benefited from their comprehensive services.
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button.voices from ag bellCochlear Implant University
Students with cochlear implants use this self-advocacy skills-building interactive website during the transition to college.

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